The Pats could have very well taped offense as well as defense.
I keep hearing people defend the Pats by saying "They couldn't have gained enough info from the tapes to stop every play" This is all well and very true but all they have to do is decipher enough signals that can effect 3-5 plays per game and that is a HUGE advantage.
Enough of an advantage that can cause a fumble...interception or a big defensive stop on a cruial series of downs.
The Pats thought they were going to be slick and pull a fast one-Sorry!!
Goodell better be very careful how he handles this situation or it could blow up in his face.